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    Presidency since Nixon.  Had Nixon not been so damned paranoid (and the White House tapes demonstrates that the word applies in the literal, psychiatric sense), he could have been one of our greatest Presidents, instead of one of our worst ones.  

    Someone is supposed to have said of Roosevelt that he had a first-rate temperament and a second-rate brain.  Nixon unquestionably had a first-rate brain and a tenth-rate (or lower) temperament.  I think Obama shows every indication of having both a first-rate brain and temperament.

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